July 31st, 2005

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Pseudo-Scientists Get Organized

*breaks out in a sweat*

Beliefs drive research agenda of new think tanks

The lead:

President Bush had a ready answer when asked in January for his view of adoption by same-sex couples: ''Studies have shown that the ideal is where a child is raised in a married family with a man and a woman," the president said.

Bush's assertion raised eyebrows among specialists. The American Academy of Pediatrics, composed of leaders in the field, had found no meaningful difference between children raised by same-sex and heterosexual couples, based on a 2002 report written largely by a Boston pediatrician, Dr. Ellen C. Perrin.

But Bush's statement was celebrated at a tiny think tank called the Family Research Institute, where the founder, Dr. Paul Cameron, believes Bush was referring to studies he has published in academic journals that are critical of gays and lesbians as parents. Cameron has published numerous studies with titles such as ''Gay Foster Parents More Apt to Molest" -- a conclusion disputed by many other researchers.
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Tiny bit of PR

My mom just informed me that I'm now listed on the local authors page of Charis Books & More. here is the page, complete with cheeky mini-bio-blurb I didn't write. Nice they added me though! Plus I notice they have several other IP books listed in their inventory. They are current selling Breeding Discontent on commission, after I gave them a stack of copies to sell.

On a related note, goddamn do I need to get my writing ass back in gear. I have two books and like 10 stories all set to go, if I would just *whip!* get to work.